May 6, 2013
Route 66, once known as the Main Street of America since it was one of our early roads cutting through the heart of America. Its fame spawned songs, a hit TV show of the same name and epitomized the American love affair with our cars as many envisioned cruising down the highway, with the top down, listening to the cool songs of the era by the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Jan & Dean and of course, Elvis Presley.
The once famous highway has been bypassed by modern Interstate Highways today and is but a historical memory, but our visions of cruising in a cool car, like a vintage Corvette remain imbedded in our souls as does the songs like ‘409,’ ‘Little Deuce Coupe,’ ‘Maybellene’ and so many more.
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February 10, 2013
We all enjoy good entertainment as well as helping our Veterans when they are in need. As previously shown, we have a great chance to do both at the same time this Valentine’s Day here in Vancouver, Washington.
Valentine’s Dinner With Elvis – Supporting Veterans
Although tickets are selling well, there are still a few available for you to spend an enjoyable evening with your sweetheart and be entertained like we rarely see in Vancouver.
The headlining acts lined up are unmatched in our area and can only be described as ‘world class’ and all for just $20 a ticket, far less than you would expect for such a line-up of talent.
A sampling of some of the entertainment lined up to perform,
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January 5, 2013
Few entertainers have achieved the lasting notoriety as did Rock n Roll singing star, Elvis Presley. Presley died August 16, 1977 after a 24 year career on stage and in movies with his fame growing after his death, spawning the careers of many impressionists keeping his name and songs alive.
Many of today’s ‘Tribute Artists’ hadn’t been born when Presley was reaching the peak of his fame, but even they draw crowds to their shows as well as a competitions held throughout the land, judging which ones offer the overall best tributes to Elvis.
We are fortunate in Clark County to have one of the better artists, Mark Stevenz, a top 20 in the world Elvis Tribute Artist who has performed and delighted crowds all over North America, including Las Vegas and Memphis.
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September 15, 2012
If you happened to pass by Jett Burger Café in Camas, Saturday September 15, 2012 and wondered about so many really cool looking cars sitting outside, you did yourself a great disservice if you did not stop in.
Saturday saw another in the Endless Summer Cruise-Ins being held as fundraisers to benefit the Clark County Veterans Court. As in past Cruise-Ins, the day included very talented entertainment and some of the coolest cars imaginable.
The day was not only cars, even though they were a major part of the draw. Some very talented entertainment was on tap, beginning with 18 year-old Petya Grozeva singing our National Anthem, followed by many others. To see and hear this young lady perform is a treat all by itself.
Mark Stevenz was again on hand doing his award winning Elvis impersonation. A real treat for all was Mark bringing in a friend from upstate who is also an Elvis impersonator, pleasing the crowd with two Elvis’.
Next came Tony Morretti with a full rendition of Frank Sinatra favorites. A YouTube video embedded here does not even come close to doing justice to Tony’s voice and talent.
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September 9, 2012
As we face the eve of the 11th remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, we must also remember that we still have troops in harm’s way, fighting those who would repeat that horrific day, given the chance.
Those troops will be returning to us one day, some after multiple tours, each having experienced their own horror of war and trying to put the war behind them and just get on with life. Most will adjust with little effort, but a few will have problems.
Some will have minor scrapes with the law and that is where our Clark County Veterans Court comes in. It was founded to remove those few from the system and divert them into counseling or mentoring with other Veterans to give them a chance to ‘unwind’ and not be locked up and forgotten or end up committing suicide as far too many of our heroes have done over the years.
Although much of the court’s initial costs are covered by a $350,000 federal grant, donations are needed to provide Veterans with things like transportation and phones so they can stay connected with their mentors.
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